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The Turning Point (1945)

Velikiy perelom (original title)
Released after the Russian victory over the Germans in WWII, the film stresses the role of the officer staff during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Director:

Fridrikh Ermler

Writer:

Boris Chirskov
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Cast overview:
Mikhail Derzhavin Mikhail Derzhavin ... Col. Gen. Muravyov (as M. Derzhavin)
Pyotr Andriyevsky ... Col. Gen. Vinogradov (as P. Andreyevsky)
Yuriy Tolubeev ... Major General Lavrov (as Yu. Tolubeyev)
Andrei Abrikosov ... Lt. Gen. Krivenko (as A. Abrikosov)
Aleksandr Zrazhevsky ... Lt. Gen. Panteleyev (as A. Zrazhevsky)
Nikolai Korn ... Chief of Front Operations Department - Major General (as N. Korn)
S. Rakhmanin S. Rakhmanin ... Chief of Front Intelligence - Major General
Mark Bernes ... 'Minutka' - the commander's chauffeur (as M. Bernes)
Vladimir Maryev Vladimir Maryev ... Lieutenant Fedorov (as V. Marev)
Pavel Volkov ... Stepan (as P. Volkov)
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Released after the Russian victory over the Germans in WWII, the film stresses the role of the officer staff during the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Drama | War

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Ermler's best?
23 October 2019 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

Although slowly paced and saddled with truly bizarre sub-titling this is a compelling and mesmerising film about the heroic defence of Stalingrad. Probably Ermler's best work although some might argue that the honour should go to 'Fragment of an Empire'. Stalin for once does not appear and is simply referred to as 'the Highest Commander'. Popov's music is effective and used sparingly. The acting by all is excellent and devoid of histrionics. Fully deserving of its Palme d'Or.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

26 October 1946 (USA) See more »

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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